The Design of Service and Education.

It’s Friday and I am rendering a rather large video which has my Mac tied up for the next 30 minutes. So, what do I do when rendering video? I look for inspiration on the internet. This morning I found “The Design of Service and Education” from the folks at Gestalten. It features the founder of IDEO, Bill Moggridge, and is worth a watch.

As founder of the legendary Silicon Valley-based design company IDEO and current director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC, Bill Moggridge surely knows a thing or two about the value, function, and importance of design. met the man who designed the first ever laptop to realize why today’s increasing services are a design opportunity, to discover the richness of variety of the Cooper-Hewitt’s historical collection, and to learn why design in the US still needs to get more recognition.

“Design & Thinking” The Official Movie Trailer.

Debuting at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year is a feature length film on the concept of design thinking. The film interviews such design greats as Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and Richard Grefé, executive director of AIGA, Gadi Amit, Founder of New Deal Design, Molly Fuller, Co-Founder of Hands On Gourmet, and a number of other luminaries in the design world. Design & Thinking is a documentary exploring the idea of design thinking and the impact design thinking has on the world. It looks pretty brilliant, and I hope it makes it to theaters soon.

IDEO’s Vision For the Future of Books.

IDEO is a truly brilliant company. They have that enlightened ability to take something, re-examine it, and find ways to improve upon it. Ways of improvement that you didn’t even know you needed or wanted, but once you have seen their idea you can’t wait for it to become a reality. In this video clip IDEO looks at the future of books and takes it well beyond the current digital book experience. All three examples shown in the video clip are exciting on different levels, and I could see using all of them on a daily basis.

“Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?”